Friday, September 28, 2007

Undergraduate Research at the Capitol

Ms. Beth Leverett of the chemistry department has been honored with an invitation to present her undergraduate research with Dr. Charles Lake at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol on October 2, 2007.

The research poster, entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Quarternary Adamantine-Like Chalcogenides: Crystallography Revisited" will be presented alongside students from all over Pennsylvania's private and public institutions. Beth's poster was selected by Provost Samuels this past Spring to represent IUP's commitment to undergraduate research in the sciences.

Great job, Beth. Congratulations!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Job Notice

Contact Marisa Coyne at NSM Labs
3701 Welsh Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215.366.1655
Confidential Fax: 215.366.1509

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Penn State Open House Delayed

The open house at the Penn State chemistry department has been postponed until November 17.

See the original post for more details.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Department Safety Seminar - 9/28

The seminar series continues this week with the annual departmental safety seminar given by Dr. John Wood.

Please join us in Weyandt 149 at 1:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Chemistry Seminar - 9/14

The Department of Chemistry Seminar series will start on Friday, September 14 with presentations from three undergraduate students:

Ms. Kaycie Butler will present Blocked Isocyanate Foams

Mr. Chad Meyers will present Flux Synthesis of AeMn2Sb2 (Ae = Mg, Ca, and Ba)

Ms. Olivia McGovern will present Plasma Membrane Targeting Determinants in the CaR Carboxyl Terminus

The seminar will start at 1:30 in Weyandt 149. Light refreshments will be provided.

A.C.S. Pittsburgh Section to Hold Awards

The annual awards presentation of the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society will be held on October 23 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.

The 2007 Pittsburgh Award will be given to Dr. Richard McCullough, and the 2007 Distinguished Service Award will be given to Dr. Robert Witkowski.

For detailed information on the awardees and how to attend the dinner, please go to

Journal Club

The inaugural meeting of the Journal Club will meet on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00pm at the dinosaur head in Weyandt Hall.

The first meeting will center on organization, discussing the format of the club, and future meeting times.

The journal club will meet approximately every week or every other week to discuss scientific journal articles that are interesting to the group. No experience is necessary and presentations are voluntary.

For more information, come to the meeting, or contact Olivia (gkxm) or Dr. Jon Southard (southard).

Monday, September 10, 2007

Chemistry Picnic

It's that time of year again!

All chemistry-related and biochemistry majors, department faculty and staff (current & retired), and their guests are invited to attend the annual Chemistry Picnic.

The event will be held on Friday, September 14 from 4-8pm at the College Lodge. Dinner will start around 5 or 5:30, with plenty of time for set up, socializing, and outdoor fun.

Current faculty and organized student groups are asked to bring salads/desserts, etc. - there is a sign-up sheet in the chemistry office. Otherwise, come join us for hot dogs, drinks, and many, many side dishes!

For more information, contact the chemistry office.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Part-Time Lab Technician Positions Available Immediately!

Two (2) part-time lab technician positions are available immediately at Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc., located in Indiana.

Hours include evenings and weekends. For further information, contact Michael Moyer (724-463-8378) or submit your resume in person at 1803 Philadelphia Street.

Penn State Chemistry Department to Hold Open House

Hey, juniors, seniors, and Masters students!

Are you thinking about continuing your education by attending graduate school for chemistry or biochemistry? Have you ever visited Penn State?

If you are considering graduate school in the next year or two, then you may want to take advantage of an upcoming event in Happy Valley!

On Saturday, September 29 November 17, the Department of Chemistry at Penn State will host an open house to prospective graduate students and their advisors. The tentative schedule will have you arriving at 11am, after which there will be several short programs, a free lunch with faculty, and the chance to tour the chemistry building and campus.

If you are interested, please RSVP no later than Sep. 18 Nov. 8 to Dr. Woolcock in the chemistry office.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

ACS Club Starts Semester Activities

The Student Affiliate American Chemical Society (SAACS), or just ACS Club, is starting up their fall activities and they want you to join them!

The first club meeting will be held in 128 Weyandt (the ACS room) at 8pm on Monday, September 10. Come for pizza and soft drinks and learn about what the club does and how you can be involved!

This fall, starting tomorrow, the club will continue its weekly hot dog sales every Wednesday near the chemistry office. The new schedule will mean that they're selling dogs and other goodies from 11:00-1:30. All proceeds go for science programs in local elementary and high schools. Donations welcomed!

While you're grabbing a dog, how about a t-shirt? This year's shirt is a grey short-sleeved shirt with the ever-anticipated chemistry-related theme. Attractive and appropriately geeky - all for just $10. Hey, alumni! Can't be around to get your yearly shirt? Contact us and we'll try to get you one!

The club will continue to serve the student body at IUP by providing quality chemistry tutoring every Monday-Thursday from 7-8pm in the ACS room. Interested in tutoring? Come to the meeting and sign up, regardless of your academic year - if you can help someone, we want you.

For further information, contact the club president, Beth Paladin (pkvm).